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Undeniably Lehigh

Recognized among the nation’s premier research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for over 7,000 students.

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interdisciplinary programs spanning multiple colleges


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university in the world recognized as an NGO by the United Nations


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of students have an internship or co-op experience while at Lehigh


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themed residential communities


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NCAA Division I intercollegiate sports for men and women


clubs, plus 43 intramural and club sports and 31 fraternities and sororities


of Lehigh students participate in an extracurricular activity


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Study abroad programs in 74 countries


of the Class of 2016 studied overseas at least once


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fully funded internship opportunities around the world


full-time positions and internships posted on Lehigh's Center for Career & Professional Development job board


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of the class of 2017 are employed or attending graduate school within 6 months of graduation


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William Crow new LUAG director

Lehigh Names William Crow Next LUAG Director

He is the current Educator in Charge at the Metropolitan Museum of Art since 2016.

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Lehigh Announces Interdisciplinary Research Institutes

The Institutes build upon existing strengths in areas in which Lehigh can make broad societal impact. 

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39th Honors Convocation Showcases Scholarly Accomplishment

The annual event recognizes students who have earned a 3.6 GPA or higher.

Inspired Research

Yeast Genetics Could Offer Clues to Cancer's Growth

Genome sequencing reveals the “drivers” of adaptation in lab-evolved yeast.

Yeast Genetics

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Leaders with Purpose

From the classroom to the community, here on campus and around the world, Lehigh students, faculty and alumni are working to enact positive change.

  • Everyday Leaders

    An Engineer with a Mission

    Joining a campus Christian ministry and two dance groups helped Anjela Yates ’17 find her footing at Lehigh. Interning in Shanghai and touring Cambodia widened her outlook. As president of Lehigh’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, Yates saw membership expand from six to more than 30. After completing a B.S. in industrial and systems engineering, Yates enrolled in Lehigh’s master’s program in Technical Entrepreneurship. Her goal is simple. “I would love to develop technology,” she says, “that can help students learn better.”

    Angela Yates
  • Everyday Leaders

    Increasing Access to Art

    Ricardo Viera has served as Director and Chief Curator of the Lehigh University Art Galleries (LUAG) for more than four decades. Since his arrival in 1974, LUAG's collection has increased from 2,500 pieces to more than 14,000. Viera has brought to campus a wide variety of art that explores the vibrancy of our world—and, in turn, has earned national recognition for the University. A champion of building community through art, he also has connected the University with South Bethlehem in creative and meaningful ways.

    Ricardo Viera
  • Everyday Leaders

    Filling Needs, Not Landfills

    As founder of L.A. Shares, Bert Ball ’76 has helped keep millions of pounds of materials out of landfills while filling the needs of schools and community organizations. The effort started in 1991 in Los Angeles, when Ball arranged for the dismantled wood from “Hook” movie sets to be donated to a national nonprofit. Since then, more than $180 million worth of goods and materials has been recycled through the program. “I am in the stuff business,” said Ball. “Why bury it if you can give it a second chance?”

    Bert Ball, Lehigh alumn and founder of L.A. Shares

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